Thank you for registering to attend the 2023 AFCPE Symposium!

We have a great event planned for this 2023 with plenty of opportunities to expand your knowledge, discover new resources, grow your network, and have a whole lot of fun!

As you look ahead, here are some fun ways to get involved and ready for a week of learning, connecting, and growing!

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What To Know Before You Go!

Virtual | In Person

All Attendees

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Speakers and Attendees!

Let everyone know you’re attending or presenting at #AFCPE2023 with our social media badges.

Access the Canva template here, log-in or create an account, then drag and drop your image over the headshot and save!

Meet our Keynotes

Meet Dr. Desmond and get your copy of his book(s) signed Friday after Symposium!

Learn More →

#AFCPECares: Join us in Giving Back to New Orleans

AFCPE is hosting an item drive with Covenant House in New Orleans to help serve young people overcoming homelessness & trafficking. Bring or ship donation items this November whether you’re attending #AFCPE2023 in person or virtually!

Covenant House is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN #58-1669937). If you would like an acknowledgment letter, please email the request to

This wish list benefits their Care Center, which has needs year-round.

Symposium attendees may ship wish list items directly to Covenant House at 611 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70112.

If you drop off in person, depending on staffing, timing, and COVID restrictions, you will receive a tour from Covenant House.

Meet our Exhibitors

Thank you to our 2023 Exhibitors! Stop by and say hello in person or learn more about each through the virtual platform and mobile app:

  • AFCPE®
  • Advantage Publications
  • America Saves
  • Credit Builders Alliance (CBA)
  • CFPB
  • Dalton Education
  • eMoney Advisor
  • FDIC Money Smart 
  • FinCon
  • FINRA Investor Education Foundation
  • Fisecal
  • FTA
  • Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance (HEFWA)
  • Magellan Federal
  • MilMoneyCon
  • Military Qualified Financial Planner MQFP® Certification Program 
  • Money Habitudes
  • National Disability Institute (NDI)
  • National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)
  • OneOp
  • PowerPay
  • Private College 529 Plan
  • Wells Fargo
  • University of Georgia
  • Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP)
  • XY Planning Network
  • Zeiders Enterprises (virtual only)

Presiders & Discussants

Thank you for your willingness to serve as a Presider or Discussant for the 2023 AFCPE® Research and Training Hybrid Symposium.

Please select your breakout session below.

Create your Symposium Itinerary

Did you know in September you can start browsing the sessions and adding them to your itinerary? With the Symposium platform, these sessions will transfer over to your virtual and mobile app profile. 

Virtual Attendees:

View the sessions available to you by using the “virtual” filters. Additional instructions in the link below. Recorded in-person sessions will only be available to in person attendees within 48-72 hours. 

Need CEUs or Experience Hours? Here are the most common questions we get.

Are the CEUs the same for in-person attendance and virtual attendance?

No. In person attendance is approved for up to 15 CEUs for AFC Certified Professionals. The condensed virtual package is approved for 10 CEUs.

I am an AFCPE certified professional. How do I earn/report my CEUs?

In December 2023, AFCPE will send a Symposium survey to all registered attendees. Complete this survey by December 15, 2023, and we will add your respective CEUs to your myAFCPE profile. CEUs will be uploaded to your profile by the end of 2023.

If you are unable to complete the survey by the deadline, AFCPE will provide you with a completion code for your Symposium CEUs. It is the responsibility of the professional to submit this code via their myAFCPE account to receive credit for their Symposium CEUs. Please email if you have any questions.

I am a CFP® certified professional. How do I report my CEUs?

15 CEUs have been approved by the CFP® Board for in-person attendees. 7 CEUs have been approved by the CFP® Board for virtual attendees. Directions for how to locate CFP® approved sessions will be available in the virtual platform/app.

When you registered for the Symposium, you indicated your need for CFP CEUs. We will send you a special survey on the Monday after the Symposium. You must complete this survey by Monday, December 11 so AFCPE may submit your CEUs to CFP Board on your behalf. Please note that CFP Board requires that we submit within 10 days from the end of the event, so please plan your viewing time accordingly. If you submit your survey after December 11, we will not be able to submit for CEUs on your behalf.

I'm an AFC® candidate. May I count some of the sessions I attend toward my certification experience requirement?

Yes, you can! Please refer to the Experience Guide for details on submitting. Candidates may submit Symposium experience hours in the ‘Related Training/Conference’ category. The Symposium event is valued at 10-15 hours depending on your attendance type. Additional Symposium content accessed virtually may be submitted in the ‘Related Training/Conference’ or ‘Related Webinars’ categories, with appropriate supporting documentation. Please note these categories have a program maximum; candidates who have already met the maximum in these categories will not be able to submit additional experience hours. Please contact if you have any questions.

Preview the Platform - Attend our Virtual Platform Walkthrough!

Learn the ins and outs of successfully navigating our virtual Symposium platform and Mobile App.  We’ll show you all the user-friendly features designed to create one awesome Symposium experience! Join us live on Thursday, November 16 at 12 pm ET. Register below.

Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, we’ll record it and send it to you.

In-Person Attendee Hub

Plan your Trip to New Orleans!

We can't wait to see you in NOLA. We've added everything you need to make sure you have a safe and fun time this fall!

Reserve your Room

New Orleans Marriott Host Hotel

(Now Full)

Main Conference Hotel
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA, 70130

Rooms are now available at the Sheraton across from the host Marriott.

Reserve your hotel at a block held for us across the street from the Marriott. This new block closes on November 10th.

November 28, 2023 – December 2, 2023
Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130, US

Putting your safety first in New Orleans

When traveling to any location always know the best ways to stay safe and enjoy your trip!

View the NOLA Safety Plan and Tips →

Need a roommate? Let us help.

Want to cut down on costs? Room with someone else in the AFCPE community! 

Check your confirmation email to find your roommate!

Airport transportation

Need a ride from the airport to the New Orleans Marriott?

Book your round-trip transportation here. $30 per person, each way.

Ready for a new headshot?

AFCPE has an award-winning photographer scheduled to take your new headshot while in NOLA.

Read these tips to maximize your headshot potential! Spots are limited. Sign up now!

AFCPE Dinner Meet-Up

Looking to meet up with other AFCPE Symposium attendees for dinner on Wednesday, November 29th?

We have a table at each restaurant reserved under “AFCPE”. Review the restaurant options in the sign-up link to meet up with fellow attendees that evening!

Want to explore? Check out the organized tours by AFCPE!

Book a walking tour on November 29th or December 1st!

Take a colleague and learn more about the oldest city-owned cemetery, tour with a local around the French Quarter, or visit the haunted areas around NOLA!

More to do while in NOLA

Attend a discounted Pelicans game!

Symposium attendees have access to discounted tickets (up to 50% off) for all home Pelicans games while in New Orleans.

Access discounted tickets here and use promo code: AFCPE23

Pelicans Games:

  • 11/29 Pelicans vs 76ers
  • 12/1 Pelicans vs Spurs

Each ticket purchased through the above link for the game on 11/29 Pelicans vs 76ers will receive a souvenir Pelicans jersey (pick up at the game).

Arriving in NOLA early? Attend a Pre-Symposium or Networking Topic Chat!

The 2023 Symposium officially starts with our opening general session at 2 PM CT. That leaves lots of time for more learning! Deepen your knowledge during a Pre-Symposium lead by one of our partners or connect with your fellow AFCPE community members during a Networking Topic Chat.

Pre-Symposium Schedule

Pre-registration is now open in the XCD platform.

There will not be an AFC Review & Exam this year on site in New Orleans.

  • Cooperative Extension: Leaders in Non-Formal Education 3 CEUs

    Wednesday, November 29th, 8:30am - 12:00pm CT - $95 early bird rate

  • The Intersection of Basic Needs and Financial Wellness in Higher Education 2 CEUs

    Wednesday, November 29th, 9:00am - 11:00am CT - $60 early bird rate

  • Book Study: Atomic Habits 8 CEUs

    Registration for this event has passed.

Networking Topic Chats

Networking Topic Chats are some of the most anticipated sessions of the Symposium experience! Exchange ideas and expand your community – there’s nothing better. Seating is limited for these intimate conversations.

Check out the full schedule as topics are added. 

COVID-19 Reminder

In light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, AFCPE is taking extra precautions to protect the health and safety of Symposium Registrants and AFCPE directors, staff, volunteers, and agents; however, AFCPE is unable to guarantee that you will not become infected with the COVID-19 virus while at, or during travel to or from, the Symposium or in surrounding areas.  Registrants acknowledge that COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus and that, despite precautions taken to minimize risk, there is still a possibility that Registrants will be exposed to or contract COVID-19 at the Symposium.  By registering to attend all or part of the Symposium, Registrants voluntarily assume the risk that they may be exposed to or contract COVID-19 at, or during travel to or from, the Symposium or in surrounding areas.  Registrants hereby knowingly release and agree to hold AFCPE, and their directors, staff, volunteers, and any agents (the “Released Parties”), harmless from and against all liabilities (statutory or otherwise) for claims, suits, demands, judgments, costs, interest, and expense (including but not limited to attorney’s fees and disbursements) for injury, illness, permanent disability, or death related to COVID-19 arising from or in connection with the Symposium, travel to or from the Symposium, or any activities related to the Symposium, even if arising from the negligence, acts, or omissions of the Released Parties.

By registering for the in-person 2023 Symposium, I hereby certify that I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or that I will comply with any masking and/or COVID-19 testing requirements in effect at the 2023 Symposium in New Orleans, LA. Any attendees not complying and/or commenting on the choices of other attendees may be asked to attend the remainder of the Symposium virtually.

Virtual Package Attendee Hub

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Preparing your Tech

Make sure your devices are ready for this year’s virtual Symposium! Make sure to check out the technical recommendations below. 

Virtual Symposium Package

You can access this year’s event through XCD via the mobile app and desktop. Starting on Monday, November 27th, virtual attendees will have access to the following:

  • Virtual Symposium platform
  • Access to live stream of general sessions
  • Engage via chat with other virtual and in-person attendees
  • View OnDemand content (Posters & OnDemand Sessions)
  • Access to Exhibitor Directory and resources

Check out the full schedule for this year’s symposium.

Looking forward to seeing you this November!

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